Karla L. Thompson, PhD

Dr. ThompsonTitles

Assistant Professor (joint appointment with Psychiatry), Facilitator of Brain Injury Support Group, Facilitator of Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Peer Mentors

Education

PhD: Clinical Psychology, Adult Specialty, University of South Florida, 1994
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Neuropsychology, UNC Department of Neurology, 1994-1995

Sub-Specialties

Neuropsychological evaluation and treatment for the following:

  • Acquired Brain Dysfunctions
  • Cognitive Disorder Associated with Aging
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Back Pain and Other Disabling Conditions
  • Emotional and Behavior Changes
  • Chronic Conditions

            For more information, see our rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychological services.

            Presentations

            International Neuropsychological Society (INS) annual conference
            Poster: Quantitative Sensory Testing in Sports-Related Concussion: A Pilot Study
            Harris, M., Thompson, K., & Tommerdahl, M. February, 2013.

            "Quality of Life After SpinalCord Injury." An Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Approach to Adult Spinal Cord Injury. Sponsored by UNC HealthCare’s Nursing Professional Development, Practice, and Research. September 17, 2010.

            "Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury," AHEC presentations in Wilmington and Winston Salem, North Carolina, 2007

            "Traumatic Brain Injury: Acute Care to Community Evaluation Treatment and Service Options Across the Continuum," 53rd Annual Conference for North Carolina Speech, Language and Hearing, 2007

            Professional Memberships

            Brain Injury Association of North Carolina Board of Directors and Professional Council
            Training Committee for UNC Department of Psychiatry Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
            International Neuropsychological Society
            National Academy of Neuropsychology